Roger Ebert's Facebook account was temporarily shut down after people complained about his posts regarding the Jackass star.
Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks, Ebert tweeted on Tuesday. Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.
Ryan Dunn lost his life when his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off the road, crashed into woods and caught fire. The accident happened at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township.
After photos of Dunn drinking hours before the accident were discovered online, Ebert tweeted and said, Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.
Friends and fans were outraged at Ebert's insensitivity. Bam Margera, Dunn's best friend and Jackass co-star, tweeted back, I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of s--- Roger Ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents about a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f--- you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f---ing mouth.
Several such tweets followed and apparently Facebook reacted shutting down his account though it restored an hour later. A spokesperson for Facebook attributed it to an error, Entertainment Weekly reported.
In a blog post for the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert admitted he tweeted too soon. But, he stands by his comments, believing no one should drive drunk or too fast on a public highway...
I don't know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet, he said. That was unseemly. I do know that nobody has any business driving on a public highway at 110mph, as some estimated - or fast enough, anyway, to leave a highway and fly through 40 yards of trees before crashing. That is especially true if the driver has had three shots and three beers. Two people were killed. What if the car had crashed into another car?